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Big Ed's Bar & Grill

Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
+1 847-782-8772
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rib tips” (11 reviews)
“brisket” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not too often somebody from the south looks forward to BBQ and a smokehouse from the north. Feels family owned, and you feel part of the family.

Thank jason h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive! This is no place to expect fine dining, but if you want some well cared for barbecue and smoked meats & sides, this is the place to be and eat. The establishment is well maintained and clean. I do not mind eating on tins,...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food!Love their Pizza! The place is always busy and the decor is vey interesting.Drinks are a bit expensive, no free refills.

Thank Mitzimoetoe
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I moved to Lake County, Illinois from the Memphis area in 2000, and at the time I had no idea that I had moved away from easy access to PORK ribs. Mind was blown when I first moved here and seemed to come across folks...More

Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

His ribs are one of the best in the Lake County area! Weekends are usually crowded as there is not even enough room to stand and the band has a good following. Another good food item is the Tony Mac, a barbecue cheese macaroni delicacy...More

Thank panjtrin1
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Big Ed's is the real deal of BBQ!!! I'm a BBQ nut and this is a top 3 of all time for me. The rib tips are incredible!

Thank Wanderful2
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday eve and were pleasantly surprised. A wonderful mix of people and ages. The food was delicious and the live band had everyone up, singing and dancing! Don't meet us there, beat us there!

Thank trc19931
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten BBQ in Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Big Ed's Bar & Grill is right up there. The location is an old Pizza Hut and it is kind of funky inside, but then it IS a BBQ joint after...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very good BBQ. To bad they only have collard greens & peach cobbler on weekends. But the BBQ and mac & cheese were delicious. They had something I never heard of: mac & cheese with BBQ in it. Actually, I preferred regular mac & cheese....More

Thank charles l
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It's a little bit pricey but the food makes up for it. The quality n the taste are addictive n the portion's are pretty generous I can't possibly put into words the Taste's that makes you want to keep eating even though you are full...More

Thank Alan T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-782-8772
  • E-mail
telephone: 847-782-8772, zip code 60085
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